cover image Lover’s Leap

Lover’s Leap

Emily March. Ballantine, $7.99 mass market (352p) ISBN 978-0-345-52877-3

In the wholesome and sweet fourth Eternity Springs contemporary (after Heartache Falls), Sarah Reese is reunited with Cam Murphy, her high school sweetheart and father of her daughter, Lori. Twenty years after he abandoned pregnant teen Sarah, Cam has taken leave of his home in Australia in an effort to reconnect and make things right with his first love and their college-bound daughter. Naturally, Lori decides she wants nothing to do with her birth father, and Sarah’s mother may have Alzheimer’s disease, but she still remembers “that Murphy boy is no good.” Still, Sarah and Cam have chemistry and care for one another, and buoyed by the encouragement of their friends, they cautiously move forward. But when a family disaster threatens, their tenuous relationship is put to the test. Despite an abundance of cheesy dialogue, March’s latest is compelling and satisfying. Agent: Jane Rotrosen Literary Agency. (Jan.)